The 2022 Cast
Native of Saint Louis Missouri, Lexington Suttle is 14 years old and began dancing with Pinx Academy of Dance at the age of two and a former Captain of the Saint Louis Dazzling Diamonds Competition and Majorette Dance Team, where she and her dance troupe won first place in Creative Dance on the popular reality show “BRING IT”, and member of Kode Redd Commercial Hip Hop Company. She currently dances with NOIR Dance Company, Center of Creative Arts Hip Hop Crew (COCA), B Elite Dance Academy Competition Team. During this time Lexington has had exposure to a multitude of dance disciplines and her natural talents quickly gained her recognition by local and other out of town dance companies, which led to an array of performance opportunities since the age of three. She has attended and received scholarships to Debbie Allen Summer Dance Intensive 2017 and 2019, most recently, selected as a Refresh Convention Squad member 2021, selected to perform as Guest Youth Artist 2018 for Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker in Orlando, FL and auditioned for Regional Summer Intensive Auditions 2019-2021 (ballet and modern dance). This powerhouse is just beginning…
Chocolate Nutcracker Prince
Dominiq Luckie was raised in Jacksonville, Fla. where he trained at LaVilla School of the Arts, followed by Jacksonville Center of the Arts. Later, he traded football for Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and trained at Next Generation Ballet. He competed in the 2017 Youth American Grand Prix and was top six in both classical and contemporary. This is Dominiq’s second season with Ballet Memphis.
Xiomi Dean Johnson
Sugar Plum Fairy
Xiomi Dean Johnson is a 15-year-old aspiring young dancer full of energy, ambition and an overall love for everything dance.
Born in Jacksonville, FL, Xiomi started her career in competitive gymnastics with Reflex Gymnastics at the age of 10 years old. Not long after however, Xiomi transitioned her power and grace as a gymnast into the world of dance.
A featured performer for many middle and high school dance team performances, Xiomi continued to expand her skills through choreography and costume selection.
Xiomi has been training and dancing competitively for three years with Avalon Dance Company in Orlando, FL. Earning high scores in improvisational dance, solo performances and group routines across multiple styles of dance.
When not performing Xiomi enjoys listening to Kpop, caring for animals and just hanging out with her friends.
Andre Gallon was raised in Jacksonville,Fl where he began his training under the instruction of Ms. Laurie Byrd at the age of 6 with The Florida Ballet Training Center. Years later at an Orlando Ballet summer intensive, he would be offered a place in the Trainee Program with the Orlando Ballet School for 15’/16’. After several years of going through the ranks and joining the main company Mr. Gallon had the opportunity to perform in Micheal Pink’s “Dracula”, American Ballet Theater’s “Don Quixote”, and also lead roles in Victoria Morgan’s “Cinderella” as Prince Charming, Desiree in Sleeping Beauty, and Matthew in Jorden Morris’s “Moulin Rouge.” During these years he also had the chance to take part in the Jacobs Pillow Ballet intensive with Anne-Marie Holmes, while also getting to learn new work by choreographers such as Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Mr. Gallon is currently a dancer with Ballet Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee.
SA'NAA Natalia brahimi
Sa’Naa Natalia Brahimi 14-year-old Orlando native. She’s received her training from Avalon Dance for 10 years and the Joffrey ballet summer intensive.. regional and national Platinum award winning dancer in both jazz and contemporary technique.
Ezra Ben Kaniyah
Ezra Ben Kaniyah. 26 years old. Born and raised in St.Louis, Missouri. 20+ years of drumming experience under the leadership of Sunshine Lee, Weesie Braimah, Atur Eleeahsah, Asaur Owens, & Caph Geui.
Motiv Dance Crew
Hailing from Orlando, FL, Motiv Crew was created in 2016 by choreographer Marlee Hightower, an 18 year-old dance prodigy, and has gone on to prove they are a force to be reckoned with on the dance stage. Their choreography has been described as original, hard hitting, and musically driven, blending a variety street styles together including whacking, popping, and house. They are loud, proud, as seen on NBC’s World of Dance.